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Injured man lifted from Central Oregon gorge

Published On: May 02 2014 01:17:04 PM CDT
CROOKED RIVER RANCH, Ore. -

Rescue teams say a man injured in a Central Oregon gorge has been lifted by ropes nearly 1,000 feet to safety.

KTVZ-TV reports he was fishing at the bottom of Crooked River Gorge on Thursday afternoon when he fell from a rock and hurt his leg. Neither ground teams nor an air ambulance could get to him.

Authorities say 22-year-old Nick Inman was extracted after daybreak Friday and sent to the hospital. They said he wasn't seriously hurt.

In a separate Central Oregon search and rescue, a helicopter shined its lights on Wickiup Reservoir to search for an 86-year-old fisherman reported overdue Thursday night. He came ashore Friday morning saying he'd been caught out in the dark, so he slept in his boat overnight.

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